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October 28 – Christian, Christian, Wherefore Art Thou, Christian

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Teen love can be a terrible thing to watch. Shakespeare showed us that in the classic play of Romeo and Juliet. According to Shakespeare, Juliet was 13 and Romeo was just a bit … Continue reading

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October 11 – To Stand or To Kneel?

Revelation 11; Esther 1; Psalm 105:1-25 According to tradition, one stands when the song is played. It has been that way for hundreds of years. When the song is played, you stand. Or at least that’s the way it used … Continue reading

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October 9 – Amazing Reactions

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 One of the character tropes that stories like to use tells of a character who’s a plain, ordinary, everyday person who’s plodding through life until that one day when something sets him on the … Continue reading

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January 9 – Total Commitment

Luke 9:28-62; Genesis 16; Psalm 9 If I told you that I was going to run a marathon later this year, you would probably congratulate and encourage me. Were I to show you a picture of me the way I … Continue reading

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October 10 – Those Who Labor Among Us

Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 October is Clergy Appreciation Month. In a godly world, we wouldn’t need to have a special month because those that minister to us would experience that appreciation all the time. Somehow, though, it’s easy … Continue reading

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March 6 – When Discouragement Sets In

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Blood may be thicker than water, but imprisonment can really lead to discouragement. John had poured out his life proclaiming the coming Messiah. When Jesus came to be baptized John demurred, recognizing who Jesus … Continue reading

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February 7 – Encouraging Words

Hebrews 3:1-4:13; Genesis 48; Psalm 38 Sometimes people call it meddling. Sometimes those who do it are called busybodies. The Bible calls it exhorting or encouraging one another. “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart … Continue reading

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Just a Note

2013 was the first full year of posting my devotionals here. Many other bloggers have encouraged and inspired me this past year. A few have kept me going when I was discouraged by making kind comments and even just noticing … Continue reading

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October 23 – A Father’s Encouragement

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 Josh Sundquist is a professional speaker and comedian. He is also a former paralympian who gained entry into that competition because he lost a leg to cancer at the age of 9. He … Continue reading

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August 29 – Forgiveness

John 8:1-20; 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16; Zechariah 14 There is a fine line between following God’s law and judgmentalism. There is a fine line between forgiveness and giving people a license to sin. If we follow God’s law we expect others … Continue reading

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